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Betsy DeVos is getting rid of Obama’s landmark campus sexual assault guidelines — here are the 2 biggest changes

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President Donald Trump’s Department of Education is reversing a landmark Obama-era letter designed to change how schools deal with sexual violence.

The 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter from the Department of Education explicitly stated that Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, also covers sexual violence — effectively making colleges responsible for ending sexual assault on their campuses and changing the standards for how these cases are enacted.

Along with officially rescinding the letter, the Department of Education is also rescinding a 2014 Q&A that expanded on the new guidelines.

This shift was expected. In a speech earlier this month, Secretary read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com